7 stylish pieces to wear on your cold-weather runs

Athleta-cold-weather-run-running-in-the-cold When it comes to your winter runs, you need to prepare (and bundle up) a little more as opposed to when it’s 80 degrees out (unless you live in Los Angeles and then, well, I’m jealous)—and sometimes that can mean sacrificing on style just to stay warm.

But this season fitness fashion brands have come out with colorful and trendy pieces that don’t compromise on style—from down vests and light-reflecting sneakers—and keep your performance in mind, so you can focus on your stride instead of your shivers.

You’ll be the warmest, cutest one on the running path—and at brunch afterwards. —Molly Gallagher

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2XU-compression-tights-running-in-the-cold 2XU Compression Tights, $99.95

This company’s whole big thing is an obsession with compression-based fabrics that improve blood circulation, reduce muscle fatigue, and help you recover faster after a workout (great news when it’s 40 degrees outside).

I’m pretty sure I felt a difference while running in them—and even post-run. While the look (and function) is technical, the big “Xs” also have a cool, badass feel—and we’ve spotted the tights everywhere from SoulCycle to Barry’s Bootcamp.

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lululemon-cold-weather-run-running-in-the-cold Lululemon’s Race Your Pace 1/2 Zip, $98

This is the perfect layer to throw on under a jacket when the temperatures get really low (it got a Well+Good staffer through that very windy Marathon Day in NYC)—and it’s just the right amount of coverage over a tank when the temps are still a little mild. Plus the sleeves have holes for your thumbs for those days when you’re just not ready to break out gloves.

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Asics-Felicity-Fleece-Glove Asics Felicity Fleece Glove, $25

The last thing you want to do is ruin your manicure—or soft hands—on a cold run. These gloves will not only keep you toasty, but they’re designed so you can still text and email on your phone while wearing them. That’s music to our post-run email writing—and Instagram browsing—ears.

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Athleta-Metallic-Down-Vest-Running-Winter Athleta Metallic Down Vest, $168

This fitted down vest comes in a cool metallic finish and has a glossy sheen, making it a chic version of the wardrobe staple. And it’s designed to keep you warm, but with smart angular seaming so you won’t look like a Michelin man.

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PUMA-MOBIUM-RIDE NIGHTCAT-POWERED-RUNNING-SHOES Puma Mobium Ride Nightcat Powered Running Shoes, $130

These brand-new sneakers are designed with your evening winter runs in mind. They have 360-degree reflectivity, a blue rechargeable LED light on the tongue that lights up your feet (which we haven’t seen anyone else do), and come in a cool, icy blue color.

The sneakers are also lightweight and flexible but still have a pretty supportive sole, so they’re ideal for a runner who doesn’t want to go “barefoot” but doesn’t want too much structure, either.

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under-armour-turtleneck-running-in-the-cold Under Armour Printed Fly-By Turtleneck, $60

Turtlenecks are to winter what tank tops are to summer—and they’re especially nice on cold runs when a bulky scarf is just completely annoying. This fitted layer—in a bright canary blue shade—is loose around the neck, so it won’t feel too tight, and it’s the perfect layer under a vest or jacket when the temperatures really drop.

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Hats can sometimes look a little more dowdy than trendy, but this beanie by Alala is trimmed in of-the-moment mesh, so you don’t have to give up your sweaty style for a little warmth.

(Photo: carbon38.com)


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